Future Glory Suffering is NOT the wrath of God. The wrath of God was put on Jesus. Instead, it is discipline from a loving Father. The Spirit helps us in our weakness. So, walk by the Spirit, with Jesus, on the way to the hope of the resurrection. Good sermon, Thanks John.
Great Sermon! The law exposes and excites sin. The law does not promise life for it requires perfect obedience which we cannot do. It shows the depth of our problem. It's there so that we long for a savior. We are born into sin and cannot please God without his grace and mercy. You need a savior. Jesus is that Savior. Glory to God! Great sermon!
Rejoice I struggled with the word "Rejoice" in this passage. How do I feel Joyful, Happy, Pleasure...in the midst of suffering?
Not in the midst, but through endurance, it builds my character which gives me HOPE. I endure in Faith, resting in the Peace that I have in God. I rejoice in a certain HOPE because God's love for me is certain. As the father brought the Son through tremendous suffering to Glory, so he will bring me through suffering into Glory being helped by the Holy Spirit.
Rejoice = Triumph = Victory. PTL!
Thank you John for this sermon.
Great Sermon! Thank you for this sermon. It encourages me to stay in the (wealth)word. Loved the illustration of the dark path and the boulder. Of course you need a headlamp! Thank you for reminding me where my headlamp is. The Word of God. Amen!